December 14, 2016
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reports:
Today, HRC and Forum for Equality issued the following statements in response to a ruling by Judge Todd Hernandez of the 19th Judicial District Court striking down Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ executive order protecting LGBTQ state workers and contractors from discrimination.
“This is a setback with serious consequences for LGBTQ state employees and contractors throughout Louisiana,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. “No one should face unfair and unjust discrimination simply because of who they are or whom they love. Upon appeal, we are hopeful that justice will ultimately prevail and these important non-discrimination protections will be restored.”
We will post more information as soon as we get it.
UPDATE: More, including the decision, can be found here.